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(Pocket-lint) - There's no doubt that Prime Day is one of the best times to snap up one of Amazon's own devices - like the Amazon Echo or the Amazon Echo Show. 

Amazon likes to discount its own devices heavily on Prime Day, so if you want another Alexa device, it's worth waiting for the sales event to start. 

Here's everything you need to know about Prime Day and what to expect on the day.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

Amazon is yet to confirm the exact dates for Prime Day, but the company has detailed that it will take place in July 2022. 

Over the past couple of years the date has drifted around a bit, but it now seems set on its regular time slot in the summer.

There's no confirmed date, but it's likely to be in the middle of July - either 12 or 19 July - but we'll update once that's locked in.

Amazon Prime Day normally runs as a 24-48 hour event, but sometimes the sales on Echo devices run a little longer - either starting earlier on some lines or lasting a little longer once the sales event has officially finished. 

What Echo devices will be discounted on Prime Day 2022?

That's a question that only Amazon knows the answer to, but often the company announces some of the discounts before they start. However, it's often a comprehesive discounting across most of the devices in the Echo range.

Echo Dot 3rd gen
Echo Dot with Clock
The normal Echo
Echo Show 5

Some of the best Echo deals from Prime Day 2022

Here are some of the deals that were offered on the Amazon Echo devices in 2021 - we've kept them here so you have an idea of what sort of prices you might be looking at.

Amazon Echo Show 5 (1st gen) - save £30, now £49.99: Amazon's smallest Echo Show, perfect for the bedroom. View the offer on Amazon

• Amazon Echo Show 8 (1st gen) - save £20, now £79.99: Amazon's medium-sized Echo Show ideal for any room. See deal on Amazon

• Amazon Echo (4th gen) - save £20, now £69.99: The latest version of the Echo gets a good discount, ideal for voice controlling your music and smart home. See the deal on Amazon

Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) - save £15, now £34.99: Amazon's smaller Echo device gets a 50 per cent discount, a perfect addition to your home. View the offer on Amazon

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Writing by Chris Hall.